November 20th, 2014
At a Press Conference today, five organizations of survivors of the December ’84 Union Carbide disaster in Bhopal claimed historic victory in their recent protest at New Delhi. They said that the Minister of Chemical & Fertilizers had agreed to both their demands on additional compensation for the disaster. The organizations said that they are hopeful of speedy implementation of the decisions taken at their meeting with the Minister and the bureaucrats.
“The Minister has promised full commitment to having scientific data as the basis for assessment of injury caused by Union Carbide. There is abundant evidence in medical research and hospital records to show that well over 90 % people suffered injuries that were neither minor nor temporary. They will now be entitled to Rs. 1 Lakh additional compensation that was denied to them earlier.” said Rashida Bee, of the Bhopal Gas Peedit Mahila Stationery Karmchari Sangh.
On December 2nd/3rd, 2014 it will be the 30th anniversary of the world’s worst industrial disaster. Thirty years and survivors continue to struggle for their right to adequate healthcare (and medical research), economic and social rehabilitation, adequate compensation, a pollution-free environment and justice. The Indian courts have summoned The Dow Chemical Company to explain why its subsidiary, The Union Carbide Corporation, has failed to appear and face justice. Dow, too, continues to deny responsibility and refuses to appear. Let’s let Dow know that it is not above the law.
Tell Dow: “30 years without justice. Dow Chemical is not above the law. Clean up Bhopal NOW”
Facebook: The Dow Chemical Company
Telephone: 1-800-258-2439 (US and Canada)
Here in North America we are seeking 30 people to fast on December 3rd for 30 hours to remember those who died 30 years ago and to bring attention to the ongoing struggle for justice in Bhopal.
Dear Supporters and Allies,
We invite you to Bhopal to participate in the 30th anniversary activities, to re-affirm our solidarity to each other, and to connect and reconnect with activists from around the world. Thirty years is a long time for a struggle to be sustained but thanks to your support, the fight for justice in Bhopal is very much alive today.
Photo – ICJB activist Sanjay Verma met with Martin Sheen at a private screening of the film
“Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain,” a film based on the events leading to December 3rd, 1984, is being released in the USA on November 7th, 2014. It stars Martin Sheen as Union Carbide CEO Warren Anderson, Kal Penn as a Bhopal resident, Mischa Barton as a journalist, and others.
20 नवम्बर 2014
दिसम्बर 84 के भोपाल में यूनियन कार्बाइड हादसे के पीड़ितों के पाँच संगठनों ने आज एक पत्रकार वार्ता में नई दिल्ली में उनके हाल के आंदोलन में ऐतिहासिक जीत हासिल करना का दावा किया। संगठनों ने कहा कि उन्हें यह उम्मीद है की केंद्रीय मंत्री और अधिकारियों के साथ हुई चर्चा के निर्णयों पर जल्द-से-जल्द कार्यवाही होगी।